Sam­sung chief’s trial starts Thurs­day

New Straits Times - - Business -

Sam­sung Group leader Jay Y. Lee will go on trial for bribery and em­bez­zle­ment next Thurs­day, said a court, amid a cor­rup­tion scan­dal that has rocked

South Korea and led to the im­peach­ment of the pres­i­dent. Lee was in­dicted on Tues­day on charges in­clud­ing pledg­ing 43 bil­lion won (RM165.79 mil­lion) in pay­ments to a con­fi­dant of Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye. “We are pre­par­ing hard, think­ing that the up­com­ing Sam­sung trial... could be the trial of the cen­tury that the en­tire world will be watch­ing,” said spe­cial pros­e­cu­tor Park Young-soo.

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